The Doobie Brothers -- Listen To The Music at One NZ Show Only
There’s no disputing the unparalleled legacy of The Doobie Brothers, and in March 2011, New Zealand audiences will have the chance to see them take the stage in a live and intimate theatre show. After a run of shows in Australia, The Doobie Brothers will be performing at Auckland’s Civic Theatre on Monday 28th March.
As one of the most popular California pop/rock bands of the '70s, The Doobie Brothers evolved from a mellow, post-hippie boogie band to a slick, soul-inflected pop outfit by the end of the decade. Along the way, the group racked up a string of gold and platinum albums, along with a number of radio hits like "Listen to the Music," "Black Water," and "China Grove," lacing their country-rock stylings with an enjoyable dash of funk.
Today, the band’s already extensive palette of sounds comes full circle with their latest release World Gone Crazy (Shock Records). In a sense, World Gone Crazy is an analogy for the Doobie Brothers as a whole, of which the BBC has said “The first Doobie Brothers album for ten years is a time capsule from the Nixon/Ford era.” With founding members Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons, and 30 year-plus veterans John McFee and Michael Hossack, the Doobies have perfectly honoured the band’s legacy with an offering that grows in unexpected new directions.
The Doobie Brothers are one of those enduring worldwide favourites. Unofficially celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, there doesn’t seem to be any sign of slowing down for a group that produced, and still continues to play one of the most diverse and celebrated catalogues of rock music.
Don’t miss your chance to see this unforgettable show.